PAST TENSES TEST

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Date:

PAST SIMPLE
A) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb.
1) He ______________ (spend) a lot of time playing board games!
2) Maria ____________ (come) to school by bus.
3) It ______________ (rain) a lot last summer.
4) The shops ______________ (not close) at lunchtime.
5) Michael ______________ (travel) to Hawaii on holiday.
6) Yesterday, I ______________ (finish) all my homework.
7) She ______________ (not walk) to school today.
8) John ______________ (be) tired when he arrived.
9) Marion ______________ (visit) his uncle last week.
10) Helen ______________ (can’t) stand her cousins when she was little.
11) When I was a little child I ______________ (go) to bed at ten o’clock.
12) Last year, Sam and Greg ______________ (not be) often late for the class.
B) Correct the mistakes in the following questions.
1) When did he went to Europe?
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2) What time did they arrived?
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3) Where did he was yesterday evening?
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4) Did he did his homework?
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5) Were where they when I called them?
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6) Visited he his grandparents?
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7) How many pencils he buy?
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8) Were she tired last night?
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PAST CONTINUOUS
A) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb.
1) When I got home he ________________ (cook) a special dinner for me!
2) They ________________ (not have) lunch at 1pm.
3) Yesterday he ________________ (paint) the bedroom now he is painting the bathroom.
4) When I passed by, people ________________ (look) at the street show.
5) Susan ________________ (help) me when the Smiths knocked my door.
6) I ________________ (do) my homework at 7pm.
7) The weather was terrible. The rain ________________ (fall) and the wind was very strong.
8) The baby ________________ (cry) when I entered home.
9) I ________________ (not drive) the car!

9) Little Tommy ____________________ (not look) at the film when I saw him: he was scared! 10) Steven ____________________ (prefer) cats when he was a child. 2) When I ____________________ (arrive) home Kate was working. B) Write questions. 8) Lennon ____________________ (take) part in some important competitions last week. 3) While I ____________________ (chat) to Sue. SCORE: ___/50 . it was a marathon! 12) My aunt called me and said she ________________ (make) the souvenirs. the phone rang.10) He ________________ (play) tennis in the garden. 7) Rick ____________________ (not tell) me the truth yesterday. 1) where/he/go/ so hurriedly? 2) Frank/work/hard? 3) Johnny/send/a text message? 4) the wind/blow? 5) you/wait/for your parents? 6) Rachel/sit/ next to the door? 7) what/he/wear? 8) our teacher/talk? ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ ______ _________________________________________ PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS A) Complete the following sentences with the correct tense. 11) They ________________ (not watch) rugby on TV. 1) He ____________________ (pass) the ball to Jones and then ran down the pitch. 4) I ________________ (wait) for you in the car park when it started to rain! 5) They ________________ (not cook) lunch when she fell to the floor. 6) Jan ____________________ (do) gymnastics until she was ten.